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PETITE CERISE
PROJECTED OPENING: Fall 2021 1027 7th Street NW The team behind The Dabney will be opening an all-day, French-inspired restaurant, Petite Cerise, in Shaw this Fall. Chef Jeremiah Langhorne and Partner Alex Zink say this new spot will be similar to a restaurant found in France and will focus on fresh from the market cooking with simple plates. Petite Cerise will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and feature a completely French wine list. Petite Cerise will be on a corner, two-story spot lined with windows, and feature a modern interior. This new concept will be more casual than The Dabney and will also have a bar area for guests. 
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CAFÈ UNIDO ROASTERY
PROJECTED OPENING: Late Spring 2021 550 Penn Street NE Panama's specialty coffee company, Cafè Unido, is opening a roastery and retail shop in D.C., also making it the United State's headquarters. The Roastery will complement the Cafè Unido shop inside the Latin market, La Cosecha. Cafè Unido exclusively serves beans from Panama, including the geisha variety. The Roastery, which is located in the space formerly home to Dolcezza,  will feature a 12-seat cupping system and have garage doors open all year that open to picnic tables for guests to sit at. The retail shop will sell bags of coffee, geisha drip kits, tumblers, and more. For more information, visit Cafè Unido's website here.
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BINDAAS BOWLS AND ROLLS
PROJECTED OPENING: Fall 2021 3309 Connecticut Avenue NW A new Bindaas Bowls and Rolls will be opening this Fall in Penn Quarter. This carryout concept will feature 25 seats but is primarily focused on to-go options. It will feature a few of the popular dishes from its original  location in Cleavland Park. Serving from a counter, guests can pick their proteins from a selection of lamb, fish, chicken, and shrimp, as well vegetarian options, to build their own meals. This 1,800 square foot concept will have a menu developed by Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam, with menu options ranging in price from $12.00 to $14.00. For more information, visit their website here.  
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BOARDWALK BAR AND ARCADE
PROJECTED OPENING: Late 2021 715 Water Street SE By the end of the year, D.C. will be getting a new boardwalk-themed arcade bar at The Wharf. Boardwalk Bar and Arcade comes from the same hospitality group behind Boardwalk Bar and Eatery in Penn Quarter. This new 10,000 square foot concept is expected to be twice as big as the original and will feature throwback games like skee-ball and shuffleboard  as well as the latest arcade games. Guests can also get excited for menu options such as chili dogs, corn dogs, thin crust pizza, and much more. The cocktail list will highlight carnival flavors and this new Wharf location will boast three bars and 24 tap lines for beers and cocktails. An outdoor patio will also be available year round. For information, visit their website here. Photo from The Boardwalk Bar D.C. Facebook
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ROAMING ROOSTER: SKYLAND TOWN CENTER
PROJECTED OPENING: Fall 2021 Town Center Drive SE D.C. is getting another Roaming Rooster east of the Anacostia River this Fall in Skyland Town Center. This new spot will be Roaming Rooster's fourth location in the Distrcit and will be one of many fast-casual businesses located in this town center. Roaming Rooster, a black-owned business known for their crispy sandwiches made out of free-range poultry, will be the first of the businesses to open, with the rest likely to open in 2022. For more information, visit their website here.  
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TAQUERIA XOCHI: ADAMS MORGAN
PROJECTED OPENING: Early 2022 To Be Announced in Adams Morgan Co-owner and Director of Operations, Geraldine Mendoza, has announced that Taqueria Xochi is finalizing plans to open a second location in Adams Morgan early next year.  This new location is expected to introduce outdoor seating and offer more sweets from Chef and Co-owner, Teresa Padilla. It will have more of an ice cream parlor feel and plans to make a variety of flavors of paletas and nieves, which in Mexico are popsicles and sorbets. The owners still have not decided if there will be indoor seating, but the addition of outdoor seating will be the first time Taqueria Xochi has had seating; initially starting as a ghost kitchen and takeout spot. For more information, visit their website here.
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POP UP: LITTLE MINER TACO
PROJECTED OPENING: Spring 2021 3514 12th Street NE Chef Mackenzie Kitburi is to grow Little Miner Taco with the opening of a pop-up expected to open in Brookland this Spring. Takeout breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served on a daily basis in the space formerly home to Smith Public Trust. Guest favorite cheesy birriia de res quesotacos that come with a cup of savory consomme for dunking will be served at this pop-up, as well as other menu items. Original to this new concept will be a kids menu that features quesadillas and pulled chicken tinga. Menu items for adults range in price from $4.00 to $15.00. For more information, visit their website here.
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KILWINS
PROJECTED OPENING: June 2021 1250 Half Street SE Ice cream shop and candy store chain, Kilwins, will be making its D.C. debut with a new store opening this June next to Nationals Park. This 1,200 square foot location will offer customers loaded ice cream flavors, as well as fudge, caramel apples, and other confections. The typical decor will be getting an update at this new location, expected to have silver and gold wallpaper and extravagent lighting. This new Navy Yard location is the first of three new D.C. locations Kilwins plans to open over the next five years. For more information, visit their website here.  
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SILVER DINER
PROJECTED OPENING: Spring 2022 Half and N Street SE Silver Diner has announced that they will be opening their first D.C. outpost, next to Nationals Park next year. This new 8,000 square foot, two story space will feature an updated Silver Diner restaurant on the first floor and a bar, Bar Silver, on the second floor. There will be 300 seats available at this new location, and guests can get excited for an outdoor terrace that overlooks Nationals Park. This location will be more upscale than previous locations but will still provide a diner feel. For more information, visit their website here.
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GREENHEART JUICE SHOP
PROJECTED OPENING: Summer 2021 3345 Prospect Street NW Virginia-based health food chain, Greenheart Juice Shop, will be opening its first D.C. shop this Summer in Georgetown. Guests can get excited to show menu options such as avocado toast, salads, smoothie bowls, and more. Greenheart Juice Shop also makes all of its products in-house and they have a goal of spending one million dollars nearby farms. The shop will have a bright pink ambiance and neon signage throughout. For more information, visit their website here.